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Lowena we are all waiting with baited breath to see if you give multi tasking a whirl :).

If you buy boxes with lovely clip on lids can you stack them?  My problem is that I have loads of
boxes but of varying sizes so the stacks can be somewhat precarious

House Beautiful / Re: Childs Duvet
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:05:31 AM »
Popper tape is the way to go, IMHO.

Buttons mean buttonholes, they take time. Popper tape, a couple of passes each side and the jobs a goodun.

Duvet basics, think simple bag or pillowcase shape a little longer than the duvet with buttons or POPPER TAPE closing the open end.

Extra refinements such as enclosing the seam allowances are up to you.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pattern adjustment I'm not sure how to make
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:57:02 AM »
Thanks Morgan, that makes a lot of sense. I'll go and play around with things. :*

Courses & Classes / Re: Buttonholes and Fastenings class
« on: March 20, 2017, 17:00:42 PM »
Oh I wish that was nearer, my buttonholes really are not the best and I've just bought a pattern for a jacket with bound buttonholes and I've never attempted those.

In this area I can never find interesting classes, they are either all too basic or seem vastly expensive.

I saw an ad for a basic cushion cover making class, £125.00 for a one day course, seemed a bit steep to me or am I just really tight?

Hi, I'm new... / Re: And yet another prodigal returns
« on: March 20, 2017, 16:49:18 PM »
Welcome, we're all having a great time so far..

Patterns Discussion / Pattern adjustment I'm not sure how to make
« on: March 20, 2017, 14:33:05 PM »
After UttaRech dangled the Deer & Doe Luzerne trench coat in front of me I succumbed and bought the pattern.
Luzerne trench coat

My measurements are spot on for the bust and hips but need to go up a size for the waist, I am that much coverted rectangle shape.

I printed out the PDF with both sizes and intended to redraw the side seams to include the extra in the waist area.

The pattern has princess seams, a first for me.  Will this affect my redrafting or can I get away with just altering the side seams?

Tutorials / Re: Buttonhole placement
« on: March 17, 2017, 20:41:25 PM »
Thanks Morgan, have printed it out to keep for reference,

Go on, go on, go on, go on.

Patterns Discussion / Re: New patterns from Deer and Doe
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:55:36 AM »
It does look very nice, I may have to indulge.

Patterns Discussion / Re: New patterns from Deer and Doe
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:52:25 AM »
Yes UR, I thought of that just after I posted.

I've had a good look on PR and the instructions ars usually rated as excellent so perhaps I will give it a go.

The Haberdashery / Re: Can anyone recommend a good pin cushion
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:44:51 AM »
Low you are just adding an extra layer of insulation.

The Haberdashery / Re: Can anyone recommend a good pin cushion
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:34:10 AM »
I made one when I did a thread catcher and bits hold all for my sewing machine.

It's got fine gravel in the base to keep it where you put it and lots of toy filler over the top. Needles go in one end pins in the other.

I used to have a strawberry with a little strawberry attached that was filled with something like emery that give the needles a polish.

I intend to make one filled with steel wool to keep needles sharp but have only got as far as pinching the steel wool from the husband's garage.

Imi surely you want a patchwork one, lots of ideas on Pintrest.

Patterns Discussion / Re: New patterns from Deer and Doe
« on: March 15, 2017, 13:38:34 PM »
Does anybody know what the instructions are like for Deer & Doe, I do like that trench coat but it's a long time since I sewed anything like that and I think I'd need my hand held throughout

Current Projects / Re: FMQ Newbie!
« on: March 13, 2017, 12:18:31 PM »
I'm doing Imi' s Block of The Month and aim to make the blocks into cushion covers.

These hopefully will be a good size to practice FMQ on.

I also bought (in a moment of extravagance) as set of Westalee rulers and if I can get the hang of them feel they may be a good compromise.

My main problem is working out the design I want to quilt, I tend to do a lot of echo quilting within shapes.  I need to be braver.

A Good Yarn / Re: Starting a Sweater
« on: March 13, 2017, 11:49:46 AM »
What an interesting article, I'm going to reread when I have more time and check out some of the links.

Can you remember where the knitting museum was please Ploshkin?

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